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Hi-ho Silver away

  • CA BWGPL GJ-SB 76-PH26904
  • Stuk
  • 1976

"Bradford Mayor Joe Magani makes a valiant effort to mount his donkey during one of the most hilarious events staged during the five-day Salad Festival. The donkey baseball game drew large crowds as the Lions battled the Bradford Rotary. The event...

Bradford Witness

Heavy rains deluge homes with mud

  • CA BWGPL GJ-SB 76-PH26919
  • Stuk
  • 1976

"Friday night's torrential downpour created some problems for homeowners on Britannia Ave. Mud and debris, swept along by water, plugged the catch basins behind the homes of Richard McIndless and John Maddox and overflowed into their backyards. S...

Bradford Witness

Jean Sawyer Graduate

  • CA BWGPL GJ-SB 76-PH26923
  • Stuk
  • 1976

"Jean Sawyer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Girvan Sawyer of Gilford, recently graduated from a bachelor of applied science degree from the college of family and the college of family and consumer studies at the University of Guelph."

Bradford Witness

Old-style horse racing tonight

  • CA BWGPL GJ-SB 76-PH26895
  • Stuk
  • 1976-03-24

"Tonight at Barrie Raceway, old style horse racing will be featured, as six high-wheeled sulkies will take part in a special race. The sulkies, imported from the United States, will be used by horses and drivers usually competing at the raceway. ...

Bradford Witness

Studied mining, now running store

  • CA BWGPL GJ-SB 76-PH26886
  • Stuk
  • 1976-01-28

"Gordon Compton, who owns the Bradford IGA, was born in London, Ontario, where his father ran the local A and P store. Gord's family moved around quite a bit from the time he was born in 1933, until they settled in Bradford. His father owned the o...

Bradford Witness

Heritage display

  • CA BWGPL GJ-SB 76-PH26891
  • Stuk
  • 1976

"Marta Ozals, a student in John Gabel's class at Earl Rowe Public School, was hard at work last week on her poster for the Kinsmen's Heritage Day celebrations this weekend. The posters will be judged Saturday and will be on display Sunday at the h...

Bradford Witness

Dogs killing sheep will cost $1,200

  • CA BWGPL GJ-SB 76-PH26914
  • Stuk
  • 1976-06-30

"Sheep killed or mauled by dogs earlier this month in the Newton Robinson area are going to cost West Gwillimbury taxpayers more than $1,200. The attacks occurred on the farms of Donald Ramsay, William Row, Jr., and Alonzi Aurora, and left 21 shee...

Bradford Witness

Misty marsh morning

  • CA BWGPL GJ-SB 76-PH26927
  • Stuk
  • 1976-09-01

"Temperatures which dipped below freezing Monday night met resistance from warm water early yesterday, creating what appears to be a grass fire. Icy weather did some damage on the Marsh, but farmers were expecting it. Warmer temperatures are expec...

Bradford Witness

Community honors Citizen of the Year

  • CA BWGPL GJ-SB 76-PH26900
  • Stuk
  • 1976-05-19

"More than 250 well-wishers and dignitaries filled the auditorium of the Bradford and District Community Centre Sunday to honor Tom Gardner, Bradford's Citizen of the Year for 1976. Mr. Gardner, who operated a hardware store in Bradford for 56 yea...

Bradford Witness

Jim Church picked for committee

  • CA BWGPL GJ-SB 77-PH26815
  • Stuk
  • 1977-03-30

"Jim Church, chairman of the Bradford Public Utilities Commission was appointed last week to the finance committee of the Ontario Municipal Electric Association. Mr. Church, a 17-year veteran of the PUC, will work with fellow commissioners from ac...

George Jackson

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